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unsafety

[ uhn-seyf-tee ]
/ ʌnˈseɪf ti /
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noun
unsafe state or condition; exposure to danger or risk; insecurity.
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Origin of unsafety

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + safety

OTHER WORDS FROM unsafety

un·safe·tied, adjective
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How to use unsafety in a sentence

  • But wiser men, perceiving the unsafety and vanity of these and all external things, have cast about for some higher course.

    Aids to Reflection|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • This of course was in addition to the unsafety resulting from enemy fire.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France|Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
  • Affairs were going badly on account of unsafety in Finland, and dearth and intrigues in Sweden.

    Sweden|Victor Nilsson
  • The women, too, talked of the rowdy character of the town "across the tracks," and the unsafety of the roads for women.

    Clark's Field|Robert Herrick
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